The Central government’s MSP has proven to be unrealistic and ultimately disastrous for India’s farmers.

The crop holiday declared in some mandals in East Godavari and a few areas in West Godavari by agitated farmers complaining of unfeasible returns is now turning out to be a battle for political supremacy.

Andhra farmers shun growing paddy this kharif in absence of buyers, storage space. Analysts say this perhaps the first time in the countyr that paddy farmers have resorted to such a drastic step, that too in a green revolution belt.

One more biodiversity project at Sindhudurg in Malvan, Maharastra
RAMANATHAPURAM: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has sanctioned a community-based natural resource management and mangrove conservation project in Godavari estuary, Andhra Pradesh, similar to the Gulf of Mannar Marine Conservation Project in Tamil Nadu.

Speaking to The Hindu, Doley Tshering, Regional Technical Spe

The coastal region that is a focus of the proposed project, namely the East Godavari River Estuarine Ecosystem (EGREE), is located on the eastern side of the Indian peninsula, in the State of Andhra Pradesh. The long coastline of Andhra Pradesh stretches over 973.7 kilometers (12% of India’s total coastline), and covers 9 districts from Srikakulam to Nellore.

The ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) on Friday announced the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Notification, 2011, as part of which the no development zone has been reduced from 200 metre from the high-tide line to 100 metres to meet increased demands of housing of fishing and other traditional coastal communities.

Jan. 6: The minister for stamps and registration, Mr Thota Narsimham, said that nearly Rs 103 crores would be given away to the rain-hit farmers who suffered crop loss as input subsidy in East Godavari soon.

The minister speaking to newsmen here on Thursday stated that the Congress government led by the Chief Minister, Mr N.



Rajahmundry, Dec. 6: The newly formed community health and nutrition centres will play a vital role to bring down infant and maternal mortality rates and also total fertility rate as per the norms set by the National Rural Health Mission in East Godavari district.